The City of Perth has been recognised at the AILA WA Landscape Architecture Awards.
The City of Perth’s East End Revitalisation Pedestrian Priority Precinct (PPP) was awarded the Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design (highly commended) and Award of Excellence for Infrastructure.
Celebrating landscape architecture in Western Australia, the awards were presented by Deputy Lord Mayor Sandy Anghie and Judge Tom Griffiths.
The awards demonstrate to the wider community the positive impact the industry has on Australian lives through the planning and design of built and natural environments.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the Pedestrian Priority Precinct was the first of its kind in WA, with reduced speed limits for vehicles, pedestrian priority over vehicles, wider footpaths, overhead lighting, outdoor dining and native planting.
“We are proud of the work we have done so far on the East End Revitalisation. The Pedestrian Priority Precinct, especially, is a unique and innovative project between the City of Perth and Main Roads Western Australia which challenges typical shared space schemes and provides safe amenity for people of all abilities,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.
“As part of the Pedestrian Priority Precinct, a new public place, Kaal Yimniny was created in the city’s east end. It was designed to acknowledge, recognise and engage with the Traditional Owners and provide a calm oasis for visitors and workers alike.”
Kaal Yimniny, meaning ‘fire here’, refers to the area which was historically used for fires and is the first purely Nyoongar name for a new public place in the City of Perth.
The Urban Forest Plan Soil Specification was also awarded the 2021 AILA WA Landscape Architecture Award for Research, Policy and Communication.
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